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Your Future In Restaurants Starts Here

We are dedicated to changing lives and uplifting communities.

The Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future.

We do this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

NRAEF 2021 Scholarship Applications Are Open Now Through March 15!  

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NRAEF has awarded nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships and individual grants to over 300 students pursuing post-secondary education.

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NRAEF's Summer Institutes Are Now Digital!

These online courses offer educators the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized faculty, network with peers, and obtain continuing education credits to strengthen their foodservice education skills. With in-depth demonstration and lecture instruction, educators learn how to apply their course's takeaways to their own classrooms. 

Registration Opens Tuesday, March 9



Nestlé Professional Commits $1 Million to Support NRAEF's ProStart

NRAEF announced that Nestlé Professional has committed $1 million to support young people from all backgrounds pursuing a future in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

Read the press release

"Let's Talk Womxn" Cooks Up a Cities-Wide Dinner to Benefit Women in the Restaurant Industry

To celebrate #InternationalWomensDay, UberEats is making a contribution to the NRAEF to support Let's Talk Womxn and women-owned restaurants across the country. 

Read more and watch the TODAY Show story here

Listen in to the Order Up Podcast to hear about NRAEF scholarships!

In this episode, Matthew Rosales, Senior Manager of Scholarship Programs at NRAEF, and Ashten Garrett, NRAEF scholarship recipient and rising culinary star, discuss the benefits of our scholarship program and why you should apply today.

Listen to the podcast: Website. Apple Podcasts. Spotify. Google Podcasts.

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Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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